Friday, May 4, 2012
Before I post another recipe for Mother’s Day, I want to share a quick Homemade gift idea that you’ll love. Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub! Who wouldn’t want to be pampered and have smooth and silky skin? Plus, smelling amazing after a massage? Yup, you can achieve all of the above with this budget friendly homemade gift. This super simple Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub is the answer!
Honestly, I love receiving homemade gift because it just shows how much someone cares to take the time and love to make me something from scratch. This Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub certainly is luscious, yet super simple to put together. I made this sugar scrub for a few friends, who just became new Moms not long ago and they adore this scrub. With this sugar scrub, they don't have to head to a salon, but still can feel beautiful and pamper themselves at home.
The ingredients in the scrub are super simple as well. They are Meyer Lemon zest, sugar, organic virgin coconut oil, and organic extra virgin olive oil. That’s all! It smelled wonderful and amazing as I was putting it together. Please try to refrain yourself from eating a spoonful of it during the process! I know, it’s very tempting. Yes, it’s completely edible, but I don’t recommend it. Unless….unless….never mind.
To use, simply take a spoonful (or more) of the scrub, gently massage it on your hands, your feet, elbows, or wherever your skin feels rough and needs some love. Simply rinse it off with lukewarm water afterwards. You’ll have the most amazing, soft, and silky skin after the massage. Please consider doubling or even tripling the recipe if you’re making more than one jar. It’ll be nice to make some extra for yourself to enjoy as well. Remember, presentation counts. So, try to decorate it a bit by adding a nice label and line a tissue paper/cloth with elegant prints on the lid. I love storing the scrub in the mason jars. They are so convenience.
Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub: (Printable Recipe)
Makes 1 (1 cup) jar
Zest of 2 Meyer Lemons (you can substitute with regular lemon as well)
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
In a medium mixing bowl, simple stir all ingredient together until well blended. My coconut oil solidified a little at room temperature and that’s totally fine. Do not heat it up to melt it, as the heat might melt the sugar. Simple mix all ingredient with a wooden spoon and it’ll come together.